‘The Idiot Cycle’ Connects Cancer with Chemicals

by | Nov 7, 2009 | Cancer News, Featured, NEWS, Of Interest News | 1 comment

new documentary exposes conflicts of interest among chemical companies


The Idiot CycleEveryone should know that the ‘war on cancer’ is largely a fraud.” – Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel Prize in chemistry

A new documentary looks at some of the major chemical makers – including Dow Chemical, Bayer, Dupont, Monsanto – and how they produce cancer causing chemicals that pollute our environment, while at the same time, they are developing cancer treatments and profiting from the very disease their products are causing.

The film also examines genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a relatively new and untested technology being introduced into our bodies without our consent or knowledge and without proper government regulations.

It is this inane process – of big chem companies wielding their financial power and infiltrating the government to get their dangerous products on the market, and then for the same companies to profit from the diseases they cause – that makes up the idiot cycle. Round and round we go, and where we stop, nobody knows.

The film’s website, theidiotcycle.com documents a brief polluting history of each of the major Big Chem players: Dow | BASF | Bayer | Dupont | Astrazeneca | Monsanto

The site also shares suggestions on how to stop the cycle:

#1 – Don’t donate or support non-profit organizations that are sponsored or operated by companies who produce cancer-causing chemicals. Conflict of interest charities include: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Komen Foundation, American Cancer Society, Revlon Run, Avon 3-day run, and the Estée Lauder Foundation.

#2 – Consume less.

#3 – Stop the bullshit. Stop the greenwashing.

#4 – Return to sender. (This is one of our favorites!) They recommend you “Take a label from a product, highlight the carcinogen on the ingredients label, send back to the company. Watch the crap pile up at their doorstep.”

#5 – Send a postcard.

#6 – Ride your bike or take public transportation.

#7 – Support local, organic, polycultural farmers.

#8 – Make your home self-sufficient and non-toxic.

#9 – Call up your city council members and mayor.

#10 – Do it for those you love. Do it for those who have cancer.

See the site for detailed instructions on each tip. We are very excited at Planet Thrive to finally see a movie that connects the dots in this way for consumers. Can’t wait to see it! Watch the trailer right now:




  • Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.

1 Comment

  1. Julie Laffifn

    i hope everyone sees this film!

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